Derek Pridey, DVM – Owner          

Along with his family, Dr. Pridey moved to northwest Kansas in 2014 to be an associate veterinarian for Countryside Veterinary Clinic. After co-owning Hoxie Veterinary Service, P.A. since 2016, he now holds sole ownership of Hoxie Veterinary Service, P.A as of March 2019. Dr. Pridey grew up on a farm northwest of Leoti, Kansas. He completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 at Oklahoma State University. Serving and assisting clients with individual animals, as well as providing insight and resources for helping in operation management stand as Dr. Pridey’s most enjoyable aspects of veterinary practice.


Cheryl Pridey, Business Administrator

Mrs. Derek Pridey became a part of the HVS team in May 2019. Cheryl grew up in southwest Oklahoma, graduating from Corn Bible Academy in Corn, Oklahoma. She went on to receive an associates degree from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas and earned her cosmetology license from Meridian Tech Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Cheryl always thought of herself in the veterinary or veterinary technician field, but instead married a veterinarian. She adores the baby calves, cattle, and furry, cuddly cats. Aside from helping Dr. Pridey with small animal surgeries and delivering baby calves, singing, playing the piano, cooking, baking, and crocheting consist of her favorite pastimes. Derek, Cheryl, and their four kids love the outdoors.


Brandi Taul, DVM

Dr. Taul joined the practice in April 2020 as a part-time veterinarian. In 2010, she graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Animal Science, and achieved her DVM degree in 2015. Previously, Dr. Taul worked in mixed animal practices in Ness City and Hoisington. Dr. Taul’s husband, Dusty, works as a Kansas Highway Patrol officer and was recently assigned to Gove County. To be closer to family, Dr. Taul, Dusty, and their three boys, Elijah, Micah, and Jude, moved to a small farm near Grinnell. Dr. Taul enjoys spending time outside with her family, and loves gardening in her free time. She has two dogs, Norm and Sam, chickens, and a small cattle herd.



Daisy Prewo, Receptionist

Daisy joined Hoxie Veterinary Service, P.A. in August 2021. From greeting people at the front door to answering the phones, Daisy will be taking care of clients and interacting with patients as the Receptionist. Originally from Oakley, Kansas, Daisy now lives in Grinnell, Kansas. She and her husband, Craig, are the proud parents of Camdyn, Carson, and Kynnedi. They also have two dogs, Lexi and Lucky.



Ashlee Marsh, Veterinary Assistant

Ashlee joined Hoxie Veterinary Service, P.A. in January 2021. She is originally from Boone, Colorado and moved to northwest Kansas to attend Colby Community College where she graduated with an Equine Science degree. Currently, Ashlee is taking online courses with Penn Foster to complete her Veterinary Technician degree. Ashlee enjoys helping with farm and ranch responsibilities, as she come from a family of farmers and ranchers, and rodeo.



Julia Cooper, Administrative Assistant

Julia is the newest member of the Hoxie Veterinary Service, P.A. team. She is originally from Manhattan, Kansas, but resides in Hoxie, Kansas living the country life with her husband Curt, and their two daughters. She is excited to face all the new challenges that each day has to offer. As the Administrative Assistant she will be helping with the day to day needs for the business. She enjoys building relationships with clients and providing excellent customer service.